'Shearathon' raises thousands

John Herlihy shows he can still keep up with his boys after almost 24 hours of shearing to raise awareness of suicide ...

The Herlihy family lost a son and a brother. Over the weekend they rallied the way they knew best.

Carbon forest specs too small

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says many trees planted by farmers aren't taken into account for emissions ...

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

Farming apps of the future

A Smart Farm Solutions team are the winners of the AgTech Hackathon after going on a farm to try to come up with ...

Teams of students, start-ups and tech whizzes create apps to tackle common issues farmers face every day.

Positive dairying in the Sounds

Linkwater dairy farmers Jason and Amber Templeman, with son Isaac, are keen to improve the environment.

THE GREEN ISSUE: Desire to highlight positives of dairying drives Marlborough farmers.

Allowances not enough

Shelley Dew-Hopkins believes urban and rural teenagers need the same access to secondary school.

Rural parents have until the end of this month to get their views in on boarding allowances.

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opinion

GM food - who to believe

Ike Williams is a stud sheep breeder from Pleasant Point.

OPINION: Allowing GM crops to be grown in NZ is a decision to be determined by government, not regional or district councils.

Milk overkill? I don't think so

Lyn Webster disagrees with experts who reckon we need to stop producing so much milk.

Can you help the lunchless kids?

Water charges have fishhooks

Field days

Agri startups pitch to investors

Looks like chicken, tastes like chicken - but it's actually an 'analogue meat' produced from pea protein by ...

New ventures will be aiming to impress investors as they display their wares.

Rain doesn't stop Rural Games 

Businesses loved having Rural Games in Palmerston North.

Last year's Central District Field Days at Manfield Park in Feilding.

Big agri-week for Manawatu

Central Districts Field Days is about to descend on Manfield, accompanied by many other agricultural events.

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Oceania Dairy injects $400m in factory

Oceania Dairy has undertaken a major expansion including a new UHT plant, infant formula canning line, blending ...

South Canterbury based Oceania Dairy has completed stage two of its $600 million Glenavy site.

Farmers need to know the score

Do you know the body condition scores in your herd? It's time you did, says DairyNZ's Murray Holt.

Dairy farm manager Joshua Monks says more work needs to be done to encourage people to talk about depression.

'More farmers need to talk'

Overcoming isolation of working on rural properties and businesses can help farmers deal with depression.

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Carbon forest specs too small

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says many trees planted by farmers aren't taken into account for emissions ...

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

1.2 million milking sheep in France

France's 1.2 million milking sheep compares with the New Zealand flock of 33,000.

Ike Williams is a stud sheep breeder from Pleasant Point.

GM food - who to believe

OPINION: Allowing GM crops to be grown in NZ is a decision to be determined by government, not regional or district councils.

aquaculture

Sustainability in the Sounds

Sanford crewmen, from left, Rob MacGibbon and Clint Nott with Grant Boyd on board Pacifica having completed a beach ...

THE GREEN ISSUE: The Sanford ethos: "We live and work and play in the Sounds. We want to look after it."

Spotlight on salmon submissions

Hearing panel headed up by one of the team brought in by Government to take over Canterbury's water management.

Cramac5 executive officer Larnce Wichman says more than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged since 1997.

The secret lives of crayfish

THE GREEN ISSUE: More than 30,000 crayfish have been tagged and monitored since 1997.

beef

Hit the refresh button for water

Too little credit is given to the environmental enhancement work being undertaken by farmers.

Too much of the debate around water quality is emotionally and politically driven.

Boarding allowances not enough

Rural parents have until the end of this month to get their views in on boarding allowances.

Charlie and Helen Lea of Cambridge are the supreme winner of the Waikato Farm Environment Awards.

Family plants 17,000 trees on farm

Waikato's top environmental farmers are Charlie and Helen Lea.

Sheep

Hit the refresh button for water

Too little credit is given to the environmental enhancement work being undertaken by farmers.

Too much of the debate around water quality is emotionally and politically driven.

Boarding allowances not enough

Rural parents have until the end of this month to get their views in on boarding allowances.

Charlie and Helen Lea of Cambridge are the supreme winner of the Waikato Farm Environment Awards.

Family plants 17,000 trees on farm

Waikato's top environmental farmers are Charlie and Helen Lea.

cropping

Family plants 17,000 trees on farm

Charlie and Helen Lea of Cambridge are the supreme winner of the Waikato Farm Environment Awards.

Waikato's top environmental farmers are Charlie and Helen Lea.

Royal radiata in Hawke's Bay

It's given its name to a beer, a city and some European towns - and now a New Zealand forest.

Asian Adonis captain Bernardo D. Ocampo, with part of the first shipment of kiwifruit for the season, due to leave for ...

Kiwifruit China-bound

It hasn't been a record kiwifruit harvest, but considering this summer's below par weather, it hasn't been a bad result.

agribusiness

Oceania Dairy injects $400m in factory

Oceania Dairy has undertaken a major expansion including a new UHT plant, infant formula canning line, blending ...

South Canterbury based Oceania Dairy has completed stage two of its $600 million Glenavy site.

Those who go green, stay green

THE GREEN ISSUE: Environment awards not about being perfect, but about "gauging progress".

Federated Farmers president William Rolleston says many trees planted by farmers aren't taken into account for emissions ...

Carbon forest specs too small

Changes to the definition of a carbon forest would help farmers benefit from trading in carbon credits.

Discovery

School 'failure' to top scientist 

Palatasa Havea was Tonga's first food science PhD.

A Tongan scientist who struggled at school is now at the cutting edge of his field.

Carpet's other benefits

For many, we just walk on it, but carpet can affect mobility, sound and absorb contaminants.

Irina Boiarkina has been selected to be a lecturer in the university of Auckland's Department of Chemical and Materials ...

Research team's innovation 

Scientists' careers have been given boost by a dairy innovation programme.

rural women

Fun, the rural way

The winning spouse carrying team of Parkes Barosso and Evie Benger, centre, sprint to the finish line at the Flaxbourne ...

The couple were rewarded for their efforts, in fine rural tradition, with seven dozen bottles of beer.

Boarding allowances not enough

Rural parents have until the end of this month to get their views in on boarding allowances.

The winners of the Canterbury-North Otago Dairy Industry Awards. From left are Kerry Higgins, Christopher and Siobhan ...

Adventure guide is top dairy farmer

A former adventure tour guide, teacher and security guard have won big in the Canterbury-North Otago dairy awards.

Video

Where is Facebook, really?

Used in NZ, hosted in Singapore, moderated in the Philippines, built in the US - it is everywhere, and nowhere.

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